A minimum of a UK Bachelor's degree in Law, awarded with a clear upper second-class Honours and evidence of ability to succeed in a programme of advanced study, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Graduates whose first degree is not in Law will be considered for admission if they have an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, or overseas equivalent, and at least a good Merit pass in the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law) recognised by the UK professional bodies.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Advanced.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal platform for students to acquire expertise in specialised subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching or who wish to pursue doctoral studies at a later date. An LLM is an ideal way to re-orientate a career in law.
UCL is one of the world's top universities. UCL Laws is based in the centre of London, embedded in the heart of the UK's elite legal community. UCL's LLM students are granted access to the renowned Institute of Advanced Legal Studies which has its own extensive library.
UCL Laws has a remarkable teaching and research community. We are deeply committed to the quality and relevance of our graduate education. Students are taught by internationally renowned academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, and leading legal practitioners from major City firms.
Students joining from the 2017/18 academic year will experience studying in cutting-edge teaching and learning rooms and new social and common spaces following a £21.6 million two-year redevelopment of Bentham House.
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 5 years;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP14,370; UK/EU Part-time: GBP7,320; Overseas Full-time: GBP20,820; Overseas Part-time: GBP10,710; Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.
Qualification and course duration
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, research exercises and guided self-study and research. Each module is supported by a dedicated website containing a syllabus, learning materials, reading lists and assessment information. Taught module assessment may be through unseen examinations, coursework essays, oral presentations or a combination of assessment formats, usually undertaken in term three. A 12,000 word independent research essay is submitted at the end of the programme.
Course contact details
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